CDN nirve update

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by super dave, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. super dave

    super dave Member

    canadian version switchblade: here is an update on my bike build, yes this model is different from US version. finished the bike and went for a good ride this weekend and all good. 80cc motor stock pipe, open filter, changed to a three piece crank, ditched the 24 x 3 for a 26 x 1.95 for clearence issues and a drum front hub. front mounted tank and i ran some line through the frame tube. so far the carb works the way it is mounted. i am not a big chopper fan but this bike is too cool to pass up on adding to the collection.:cool2: once you sit on the bike you will see what i mean and then to ride it is a different feel, so if you have are thinking about one go ahead. i am happy with mine. thanks to HELLBILLY for some help with mine
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  2. toolow

    toolow Member

    Cool bike good job
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member


    DJEEPER Member

    ok... what is holding that sprocket in place in the back....
  5. super dave

    super dave Member

    i wonder the same thing when i saw HELLBILLY bike, it is a ghost sprocket used as a chain spreader too give some space for the motor, the chain has tension and just spins in place and will not come out. this weird but it stays in place

    DJEEPER Member

    not sure i would trust
  7. super dave

    super dave Member

    yah no worries i have about 3 hrs on the bike now and a bit of rough street riding around town and all is good, i quess make sure tension is good
  8. SaxAnton

    SaxAnton New Member


    I like it!
  9. barebones

    barebones New Member

    nice bro.
  10. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    I've put over 500 miles on both of my Switchblade choppers with the ghost sprocket and they have never came loose or off. Only way is if your axle slides forward in the dropouts or if you break a chain. If either of these occur that sprocket will only be one of your worries. Nice work, and have fun riding!!!
  11. toad772

    toad772 New Member

    Nice bike dude
  12. BikerChick

    BikerChick New Member

    Need help on Nirve switchblade.

    Hi SuperDave, I have a nirve switchblade. I love this bike and want to motorized it. Can you help me out. I already own 2 motorized bikes for my daily commute.

    First pic is my Nirve switchblade
    and the other is my Schwinn OCC Chopper with 80CC engine
    and other one is just a regular lady bike with 80CC engine (Photo not in this computer)

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  13. super dave

    super dave Member

    hey BikerChick stay with the switchblade it is a great bike, rides real smooth and looks too cool..

    sorry i have been a way for awhile...
  14. BikerChick

    BikerChick New Member

    Hey Dave , do you still have the switchblade? I'm Toronto today. Would love to check out your bike? Where about are you in Toronto?

  15. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member


    Just way too freaking cool. I want one.
    Big Red.
  16. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Hey BikerChick,
    The OCC bikes are cool but the Nirve is over the top. Shoot us some pic's when you're done with it.
    Big Red.

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  17. BikerChick

    BikerChick New Member

    Hi Big Red,
    Sorry I haven't done much this summer on this Nirve SwitchBlade, how ever since that photo. I had installed 7 speed derailed on the bike ,so as front and rear drum brakes( Sturmey Archer ) and the jackshaft front sprocket with freewheel.
    I just can't wait to get this baby finished. It would have been a coolest bike on jackshaft with shifting transmission.:cool2:
  18. BikerChick

    BikerChick New Member

    Hey Big Red,
    Your schwinn choppers pretty cool with Ape Hangers. Sadly my schwinn chopper needs a new exhaust make up.
  19. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member


    Thanks B.C. You can also use the OCC chopper parts for other cool builds. Notice the handlebars, rear wheels and tires and the front wheel and seat. I tried to use the extended OCC forks but the center of gravity was WAY too high.
    Big Red.

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